New Hampshire Bill Would Require Feds to Get Warrant for Medical Marijuana Registry Information

CONCORD, N.H. (Dec. 18, 2017) – A bill prefiled for the 2018 session in the New Hampshire House would prohibit the release of any information from the state’s medical marijuana registry to the federal government without a warrant. Passage of the legislation would take another small step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect.

A coalition of five representatives – two Libertarian, two Republican, and one Democrat – prefiled House Bill 1672 (HB1672) in November. The legislation would add the following language to existing privacy protections established for patients registered to use medicinal cannabis in the state.

“Requests by federal authorities for any information relative to users of therapeutic cannabis contained in the registry shall require a search warrant issued by a judge based on probable cause.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants the federal government to crack down on medical marijuana.

Currently, the Department of Justice is barred from spending funds to prosecute medical marijuana users in states that have legalized medicinal cannabis. Last May, Sessions sent a letter to congressional leadership emploring them to lift the ban.

“I believe it would be unwise for Congress to restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions,

Read more at The Tenth Amendment Center
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